A support blog for the book by Israel Galindo and Marty Canaday
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Is the planning approach workable in a small church?
ISRAEL: In a real sense a small church is the ideal place to start with this planning approach and with the organizational structure of an educational leadership group. What happens often is that churches outgrow their structures and try to re-organize in the midst of chaos and pressing changes. Putting this structure and planning process in place while the church is small in numerical size is ideal because both are adaptive and can expand as the church’s needs grow. There is no need to reinvent the wheel or re-organize the leadership structure as the church grows.
Israel Galindo is Dean and Professor of Christian Education Formation at the Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond.
Marty Canaday is Minister of Discipleship at Bethany United Methodist Church in Summerville, SC.